University Policy 503: Fighting Words Harassment in the University Community

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This Policy prohibits the face-to-face use of “fighting words” by a student, faculty member, or staff member to harass any person or persons on the University campus or other property under University control. “Fighting words” are abusive words or phrases that: (1) inflict injury or are likely to provoke a violent reaction when directed at an ordinary person in a face-to-face confrontation, and (2) play no role in the expression of ideas.

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